ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
The Tripcook Annual Best Travel Website Contest (the Contest) is open to confirmed and registered members of Tripcook, residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia and worldwide who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Tripcook International and other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
The Contest covers corporate, product, or individual websites, specifically related to travel industry, that are publicly available on the World Wide Web via standard HTML protocols, and have at least 5 indexed pages and an approved and rated profile on Tripcook.
The Contest is sponsored by Tripcook International, located at 2236 Albert Holy St., Belize City, Belize 100012.
3. Agreement to Official Rules
Participation in the Contest constitutes entrants full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.
4. Contest Period
The 2012 Contest begins on July 01, 2012 at 9:00am GMT and ends on January 07, 2013 at 11:59pm GMT (the Contest Period). Entries that are submitted after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted online at http://tripcook.com for the duration of the Contest.
5. How to Enter
Online: This method of entry will be available by visiting our website (tripcook.com) and following the directions. Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address, and per company for the duration of the Contest Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, email address, or company in excess of the stated limitation will be void.
6. Prize Drawing
On or about January 07, 2013, the Sponsor, based on a voting monitor located on Contest page, will confirm a winner from among all eligible entries received. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the winner via telephone or email on or about January 07, 2013. If the winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.
7. Winner Notification
The winners will be notified by email or telephone. The Grand Prize winner will be required to complete, electronically sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a winner cannot be contacted, or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within the required time period (if applicable), winner forfeits prize. If the winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign the Declaration of Compliance on the winners behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on winner set forth herein. Winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest.
Grand Prize or Winner of the Year Title (1) - US$ 500. The winner will also receive a "Best Travel Website of the Year" seal they can post on their website.
Monthly Prize (6) - Each month, the entrant with most votes will be given an option to create and post a free personalized Ad (in the form of hyperlink and text) that can be placed on the corresponding Country or Travel Category page on tripcook.com. Monthly winners will be highlighted on http://facebook.com/MyTripCook and via Tripcook Newsletters.
9. General Conditions
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, nonsuspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual or company it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
10. Release and Limitations of Liability
By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application the processing of entries application downloads or in any Contest-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorneys fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Belize. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Belize, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Belize.
13. Winner List
To request the name of the winner send an email to . The list of winners is also available on Tripcook's Hall of Fame, covering both Winners of the Month and Winners of the Year (Grand Prize).
Winner List requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date (listed above).